Digital multibeam processing augments mid-level ultrasound system

December 1, 2004

Medison has added digital multibeam processing to its SonoAce 8000 SE mid-level ultrasound system. The new capability, shown at the RSNA meeting, increases frame rates during both color and 2D imaging and supports harmonic imaging to enhance clarity and spatial resolution. Features include multibeam color and Doppler imaging and pulsed-wave spectral Doppler.

Medison has added digital multibeam processing to its SonoAce 8000 SE mid-level ultrasound system. The new capability, shown at the RSNA meeting, increases frame rates during both color and 2D imaging and supports harmonic imaging to enhance clarity and spatial resolution. Features include multibeam color and Doppler imaging and pulsed-wave spectral Doppler.

The enhanced version of the SonoAce 8000 offers software-based 3D image rendering, called Freehand 3D. The company's SonoView Lite image management software and DICOM compatibility are built into SonoAce 8000SE. The company has expanded on-board data storage with an 80-gigabyte hard drive and optional CD/RW drive.

The new system release is being positioned as an entry-level color system for small private cardiology, general imaging, and ob/gyn offices and clinics. The company is planning commercial release for radiology in early 2005, with a cardiology upgrade planned for the second half of 2005.